TNCC student’s mother motivates her to a future in medicine

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The Daily Press

Watching her mother succumb to cancer at age 48 sent Yomaris Velez Delgado into a tailspin of grief in 2005. But the grief eventually coiled itself into a new sense of purpose.

The loss forced her to take a hard look at her own children’s future, and propelled her from working as a hairstylist to completing her first step toward becoming a doctor. On Friday, the 31-year-old Velez Delgado will graduate from Thomas Nelson Community College with two associate’s degrees.